Resource-constrained devices of the Internet of Things (IoT) can have their capabilities extended by relying on cloud/fog computing. The cloud and fog enable simple devices to execute more sophisticated services, such as machine learning algorithms, and sound/image recognition by remotely processing computational workloads. End-to-end network latency inserted to transport data of IoT applications all the way from the wireless edge, thought a wired (usually optical) backhaul into the cloud/fog, must be considered as part of the design of IoT systems. In this demonstration, we showcase how FUTEBOL testbeds can be integrated and used together to setup an experiment emulating a realistic cloud/fog environment for IoT with a wireless-optical convergent network, i.e., a network composed of wired segments in the core, with a fiber optical medium, and wireless links at the edge to communicate with mobile IoT devices. We also demonstrate how the FUTEBOL Control Framework functionality enables the experimenter to dynamically adapt the IoT application in order to test different service positioning strategies.
The FUTEBOL project aims to develop and deploy research infrastructure and an associated control framework for experimentation in Europe and Brazil, that enables experimental research at the convergence point between optical and wireless networks. We also include in our testbeds the possibility to experiment with Cloud and Fog computing paradigms, as shown in our demonstration. The Cloudscape Brazil audience can benefit from the testbed facilities offered by FUTEBOL to carry out experiments in this area.